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Sleep on Community/OFB/Vacation/Apartment/Secret lots - Global Hack

by Numenor Posted 27th Jul 2007 at 6:46 PM - Updated 8th Oct 2008 at 11:00 PM by Numenor : Tested with AL
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SLEEP & NAP ON COMMUNITY LOTS - GLOBAL HACK
Let your sims get a "second home"!





WARNING - This is a Global Hack: it will affect all your lots in all your neighborhoods; it can be exported with your lots (always use the Clean Installer!).

Tested with Apartment Life: when used in an apartment lot, this hack allows your sims to sleep in your neighbor's beds and sofas (and the opposite: your neighbors can sleep in your bed ).
Moreover, sleeping is allowed to anyone in Witches' secret lots.


WHY THIS HACK
Many users want to have a "second home" for their sims; a Business lot is good for that (or even a normal Community lot, if you don't have OFB), but unfortunately sims can't sleep on Community/OFB lots.
I've googled like a mad to find a hack like this, but I only found hacks that for several reasons didn't fit my tastes:
  • OFB Sleep on Community Lots (by Echo @ MTS2) -> This is not compatible with Seasons and is officially discontinued.
  • Community Lot Sleeping (by Squinge @ Insimenator) -> This requires OFB, is not compatible with Season and applies (purposely) only to OFB lots.
  • Sleep and Napping Enabled on Community Lots (by jfade @ DJS Sims) -> Requires OFB, not comp. with SSN.
  • Plus, another hack that I won't mention because it's a pay content, and I couldn't even test it; I only know that it is a bunch of hacked beds, more than a global hack.


WHY THIS HACK IS DIFFERENT
  • It's fully compatible with any game configuration, from base-game up to Apartment Life; the hack will recognize your game version and will act accordingly.
  • Full support for Sleep and Nap on any (Maxis or custom) bed, sofa, loveseat, recliner/long chair, coffin and hammock; none of the mentioned hack would allow napping on long chairs or coffins (one enables the sofas, though).
  • Full support for Sims, Servos, Vampires and Pets.


HOW TO INSTALL AND USE IN GAME
Very simple: extract the package from the zip and put in your Downloads.
Then, whenever you go to a Community/OFB lot, you will be able to sleep and nap at will.
To uninstall, just remove the package from the Downloads.


GAME TIPS: HOW TO CREATE A SECOND HOME
  1. If you have OFB
    • Create a community lot on the neighborhood, enter it in build mode and create a house shaped like a residential home. Since you have OFB, you can access all the residential objects from the catalog, including beds.
      Alternatively, if you have an already-made empty residential house that you would turn into a "second home", enter it in build mode, open the cheatbox and type exactly changeLotZoning community, then SAVE the lot and go back to the neighborhood.
    • Enter the lot where your sims live, and order to one member to call the Real Estate and purchase the "community" lot that you have built/converted.
    • Call a taxi and transport the whole family to your new "second home"
      Be sure to put an "Open/Close" sign on the lot, and set it to "Close", otherwise the townies will swarm in your home in a matter of seconds
  2. If you don't have OFB.
    • Create a community lot on the neighborhood, enter it in build mode and create a house shaped like a residential home. In order to access the residential objects and put them into the community lot, you might need the Residential-to-Community Collection (by Loverat) and optionally (if you have NL) the Cars at Community Lot Collection (by Morten8035).
      Alternatively, if you have at least ONE EP (any one) and you have an already-made empty residential house that you would turn into a "second home", enter it in build mode, open the cheatbox and type exactly changeLotZoning community, then SAVE the lot and go back to the neighborhood.
    • Enter the lot where your sims live, and order to one member to call the taxi and transport the whole family to your new "second home"
      Keep in mind that you can't save when on a community lot, so you have to go back home before shutting down the game.
  3. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND while living in a second home
    • When your family is on the "second home" lot, you are considered "on vacation": no school, no job and no earnings (but no bills, either!!!).
    • I could manage to place ownable cars in the second home, but they are NOT usable.
    • You can't build skills on community lots, and neither you can in your second home. You need a hack like the "Comm-Skilling" by JM Pescado (download it here: choose the versions suitable for your game).
    • Unwanted (but useful) side effect: you can sleep on your own OFB shop, even if it's not built as a second home.
    • Another (useful) side effect: townies that come visiting you in your "first" residential home will be able to nap on sofas and recliners (though NPCs prefer to go away, instead of sleeping/napping).
    • In my tests, apart from driving cars and building skills, I could do almost everything in such a second home, but of course your tests and reports will be precious!


CREDITS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I've created this hack by myself (as anyone can verify looking at the code); nevertheless, I want to grant full credits to Echo, Squinge and jfade (and possibly others?) for the idea of enabling the sleep functions on community lots.
Many thanks as usual to Quaxi for the SimPE and to Peter & Inge Jones for the PJSE plugin for SimPE.
Tags: #sleep

Type: Global Mods

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Test Subject
#76 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 2:26 AM
Thanks for looking into it. I don't know whats causing it then, it must be a conflict with something else. I really appreciate that you took the time to test it :D
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 30th Sep 2007 at 4:10 AM
Numenor never fails to amaze me with his oh so delightful creations.. the sims 2 gets easyier and easyier :P
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 3:07 AM
This is great! I can make motels now. Thanks!
Test Subject
#79 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 5:44 AM
You know what.. You are Super Awesome!! Thanks so much for this hack and so many more. You guys really make Sims worth playing.
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 17th Dec 2007 at 10:37 PM
I love the idea of this hack! But I had a problem with it. Maybe you could tell me if I am using it wrong.
I have NL and OFB EP's.
I created a Shopping District for a neighborhood (for Strangetown) and I built a Mall. I made a couple of apartments upstairs and added a custom bed and a Maxis bed.
None of my Sims own this mall.
When my Sims go to shop, they can relax on the beds, but there is no sleep option.
There is a "nap" option on benches.
Do the Sims need to own the business lot to be able to sleep in the beds? That's not the impression I got from reading the other comments on this thread.

Numenor, I want to say thanks for sharing so many of your creations here. Whenever I see your name listed as the creator I know I have to check it out...your creations are wonderful!
Test Subject
#81 Old 22nd Dec 2007 at 9:39 PM
OMG THANKS SO MUCH!! I have been trying to find a hack just like this as well, so I could make a hotel for my sims =] Thanks again!

Ashii <3
Test Subject
#82 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 8:46 AM
Wowwww!!! This is very wonderful!!!!

I always get a trouble like when my sim is being in the business zone and there are many things left to do there, but he/she doesn't have enough energy to do them.

This is the great solution to solve that prob!!!

Thank you so much for your hard working and sharing ^^!!!

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Lab Assistant
#83 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 4:43 AM
I really really love you for this.
Field Researcher
#84 Old 24th Jan 2008 at 11:07 AM
This is great, Numenor - just my game is very interested.

Alia vel Margierytka
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 8:10 PM
Weeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllll doggie what a great hack.
Lab Assistant
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17th Feb 2008 at 10:36 PM
This message has been deleted by carenrose. Reason: not any info given here by me :P
Instructor
#86 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 12:30 PM
Thank you very much. I'm always in awe about the things I find here. It's a download heaven because of creators like you. Awesome!
Field Researcher
#87 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 11:12 AM
Anyone know if this is good to go with Free Time? I haven't had any problems yet but I haven't been playing for long with it.
Test Subject
#88 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 7:48 PM
I am wondering the same thing. Is this hack compatible with Free time? I would hate to lose this.

I use this all the time with all of my campgrounds and community lots.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#89 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 7:00 PM
Whenever a new EP comes out, my priorities are: updating the AnyGameStarter, then the BaseGameStarter, then the CEP; and lastly I start checking my older mods against the new EP. It will take a while before I can do it; therefore, I'd appreciate you to run some tests. I can grant that no permanent harm can be caused by this mod to your game: just keep it in your downloads folder, and play as usual. If you notice something strange, remove my mod and restart the game, and check if the problem is solved.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#90 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 8:14 PM
Thanks --^ Thats what i was just wondering, also SNUGGLES can you have kindergartens in Freetime?? LOL XD

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Test Subject
#91 Old 2nd Mar 2008 at 3:48 AM Last edited by vaneckel : 2nd Mar 2008 at 4:25 AM. Reason: Added commercial lots to testing
I tested this hack on the special hobby lots and commercial lots in Free time and works fine, I currently have all expansions installed.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#92 Old 2nd Mar 2008 at 10:08 AM
XxSimsrulexX - A Kindergarten would be possible only if you could bring your babies and toddlers to a community lot, and I don't think this is possible.

vaneckel - Thanks for reporting! I've also examined the code of this mod, and it looks perfectly compatible with FreeTime.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#93 Old 16th Mar 2008 at 9:24 PM
Thanks for this!
Test Subject
#94 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 5:34 PM
Is it FreeTime Expansion compatible???
Test Subject
#95 Old 24th Mar 2008 at 7:11 PM
Yes! This is working great, and seems to be the only Free Time one that lets my vampires sleep in coffins. Third one I have tried, and I thank you greatly for this. Much appreciated!
Test Subject
#96 Old 4th Apr 2008 at 3:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by vaneckel
I tested this hack on the special hobby lots and commercial lots in Free time and works fine, I currently have all expansions installed.


I believe you can sleep on the secret hobby lots without this hack - though I still use this one, (a) because it still takes time to get access to them, and (b) you can really only nap on sofas, if the lots have them :P

The only person you have to be is you
Test Subject
#97 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 5:34 PM
Ahh, Now I can sleep everywhere when I've got no power.
Thank you ^^
Test Subject
#98 Old 11th May 2008 at 12:46 PM
Wow! This will definitely come in handy for later use! Thanks!

The champ is here!
Top Secret Researcher
#99 Old 31st May 2008 at 8:51 PM Last edited by MiniMimi : 1st Jun 2008 at 12:49 AM. Reason: More infos
Err I tested the hack in my game and only the napping work, no sleeping

Edit: i tested the hack in a comm. lot which only had sleeping and napping items: beds, lounge chairs, benches and couchs; nothing else. Only napping on the lounges and benchs worked, but the beds only had the 'relax' option.
Is it fully compatible with freetime? Or does the lot need a shop 'label' item as the ticket machine or the open/close sign?

The hack conflict detector doesn't find anything wrong in my game, i have all the EPs and the stuff packs (including K&B).
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